I delivered the quilts Sandy donated to give hope and relief to oncology patients to my friend Penne. Penne is getting ready to head out for oncology classes in Kansas and the three facilities she works with there. I also delivered her a box of hats, prayer shawls and two boxes of magazines.
She was amazed at the work put into these masterpieces and three very special patients immediately came to her mind.
These patients are confined to their rooms and are struggling with various issues. Alone much of the time I bet they wonder if they are forgotten.
Penne took Sandy’s quilts to these three ladies and here is her story of the delivery these gifts.
Paula- My car is loaded with half the magazines and all of the knitted items- ready for a journey to Kansas this weekend.
Those quilts were absolutely beautiful! So I just went up to the unit and the nurse manager and me delivered them to three oncology patients that I knew needed them. The first is a 20 year old with a life-threatening lymphoma. She picked the colorful one and kept saying over and over “thank you”! She couldn’t believe that someone had taken all that time to make that for her. The second is a lady in her 80s. She loved the quilt and kept asking if she could keep it. I told her that it was made just for her and that we couldn’t take it back. She then asked if it would be on her bill. I had put it on her bed and the room just lit up. So did she. She was so cute. And very full of gratitude. And the third lady is a woman in the last stages of ovarian cancer. She is very weak, always cold and depressed. Her eyes filled with tears. The quilt totally brightened her room. As weak as she was, she leaned up to hug me. And she wanted to make sure that whoever made that for her knew how much she liked it. The 20 year old got out of bed and came and hugged me as well. Thank you so much for arranging all of this. You do good work! I know He is smiling on you! P.
Sandy gave a lasting gift of hope and happiness. The staff that care for these ladies also benefit. Seeing how Sandy’s generous gift of time, talent and all the supplies to make her stunning works of art change patients lives must make their days brighter too.
The spirits of those three ladies and their caregivers have been forever touched by Sandy the Quilt Queen.
When Sandy learned about the inpatient oncology treatments she decided to share her special talents.
These patients are confined to dreary rooms. They aren’t allowed any flowers or plants.
What could she do to bring some brightness and hope into their lives?
A talented quilter, she donated these three gorgeous quilts.
The backs of these masterpieces are just as amazing as the fronts!
The patients will take these quilts home with them when they leave the hospital. What a wonderful message they received from Sandy, an extreme quilter!
Hi, my name is Monty and I’m a guest blogger here on sanseilife.
One of my favorite topics is my Aunt Sandy’s quilting adventures.
Here mom didn’t think the pink squares were going to work but it was awesome. Mom took a horrible picture so you can’t really tell how awesome it was. Aunt Sandy is way more talented than Mom’s awful picture!
A very cute baby blanket don’t you think ?
This one is so cheerful! Sometimes Auntie Sandy makes us doggy nephews our own quilts. We keep track of the really cheerful ones so we can pester her for a new quilts when we need them!
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I recently was at Sandy’s house for ham sandwiches on home made bread, jalapeno deviled eggs made by her husband, beer and best of all, quilt viewing.
Sandy has tubs and tubs and boxes and boxes of quilting material.
Some she rescued from garage sales or estate sales.
Some she found too awesomely interesting to pass by. (Reading in between the lines, she just bought it because….)
She sometimes obtains fabric with a specific project in mind, but sometimes not. Sandy has a whole bin of purple fabric patterns. Yay Sandy!
A too cute baby quilt.
She has actually made my dogs, her dog nephews, each a doggie quilt and here is an example of a pet quilt. (I got a matching quilt to one of the doggie quilts but I suspect that the doggie quilts were the most fun as they got theirs first!)
Here is a beautiful quilt, how did she figure out the color scheme?
A sampler quilt.
And one of my favorites, a quilt made from left overs from other quilts!
One of the tadpoles in our swim group, Sandy, is a truly gifted quilter.
We got together for a meal one night, fore going the actual tadpoles in the water workout, and Sandy brought each of her fellow tadpoles these awesome quilted microwave potholders.
They have a little dart action in them so they curl up and hug your bowl. Too clever! You put the bowl and pot holder in the microwave and if your stuff overflows these handy dandy potholders catch any spillover. Just chuck them in the washer!
Thank you Sandy for saving the tadpoles from having to clean up microwave spills!